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Are movies still long enough?

Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by James Bond, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. James Bond I've eaten haggis, AMA

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    It's becoming quite common now for TV shows to have episodes spanning 40+ minutes per episode yet movies on average still remain at 1 hr 30 mins. I know superhero movies tend to be roughly 2 hours or longer now but I am referring to movies in general of all genres.. is 1 hour 30 mins still enough or do films need to follow in footsteps of TV shows and increase the run time?
     
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  2. Muah HADE BARA BOGE PYA

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    Movies in general are shit. 2004 was like the last good year for movies.
     
  3. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    I am always of the opinion that a movie should be as long as it needs to be. I've seen 90 minute films that should've been 2 hours long and 2 hour long movies that should've been 90 minutes. If you force a running-time for the sake of meeting a quota, you potentially compromise the pacing.
     
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  4. Deathbringerpt Dreamer of Possibilities

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    Most mainstream movies nowadays are filled to the brim with bullshit that lends nothing to the story they're trying to tell. The Last Jedi should have had at least 40 minutes of the bullshit they fed me cut and it would have been a much better movie.

    Pacing is key to make a movie work. Just because Tarantino can make a +2 hour movie work, doesn't mean the average retard director can pull it off. Most of the time, they're just filling the screentime with bullshit.
     
  5. ~Gesy~ Freshly drenched in coochie water

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    Best answer tbh.

    Depends on how much story you have to tell .
     
  6. ~M~ Do it for her

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    Movie length is still appropriate. The fact of the matter is now, often a screen concept if it needs to be long is just better served by a television episode format. Long movies such as hero ones are still acceptable because no one would want it necessarily drawn out into episodes, but even still there's an episodic theme between them. TV is more accessible so its draining the film formats power.
     
  7. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    Spoken like someone who probably watches like 10 movies a year max.
     
  8. Muah HADE BARA BOGE PYA

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    Give me a good movie after that period. like a good movie that surpasses other forms of media and I will retract my statement. like a true you need to see this movie. plus ill give you a million dollars.
     
  9. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    That's not hard, I have 14 years to choose from:lmao. What genre?
     
  10. Muah HADE BARA BOGE PYA

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    horror/science fiction/ comedy/ action/drama.

    one of these/ extra points if tou can gice me one of each.
     
  11. Pocalypse Well-Known Member

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    Length won't equate to quality.
     
  12. wibisana still newbie

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    The vvitch
    The arrival
    Cornetto trilogy
    Captain America Winter Soldier
    I dont watch dram tbh
     
  13. wibisana still newbie

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    Drama would be "Her"
     
  14. Kansas City Kipchaks Point Guard Well-Known Member

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    No, 90 minutes is perfectly fine.
     
  15. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    For a theatrical release you need to consider the audience's schedule. Three hours is about the breaking point where you start challenging people's homework assignments or their kids' bedtimes.

    The extended edition of Return of the King (2003) is 4 hours 10 minutes long but was cut to 3 hours 20 minutes for the theatrical release.

    For direct-to-Netflix releases you don't have to worry about running time since there's a pause button audiences can push when they need to eat or go to the bathroom.
     
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